Truro BID

COVID-19 - Truro BID recognise this is a challenging time for businesses and we want to support you how we can. 

Update on 17 June

On Monday 14 June the government announced that step 3 restrictions will remain in place for another 4 weeks. It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced. For details of business support, what we've been doing during Lockdown 3.0 and since Truro has started to reopen see our Coronavirus page.

Healthy Streets

The Truro Healthy Streets Group wants to develop a long-term plan for Boscawen Street which meets the needs of all groups and creates a safe, accessible and attractive space in the centre of Truro. We are part of the working group leading the Healthy Streets scheme, which also includes representatives from Truro City Council and Cornwall Council. Please see the Healthy Streets page for more details. 

Truro ranked as one of the best performing retail centres

We're delighted that despite the pandemic, Truro has been ranked as Britain's 17th best performing in a list of 1,000 retail centres compiled by strategic retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs – climbing 72 places compared to last year’s rankings. For details see the news item from Cornwall Live.

We've been supporting businesses and the wider economic recovery of Truro since Lockdown 1.0. For details see our specific webpages:

What we do...

Truro BID works with Visit Truro and aims to position Truro as a leading destination for tourism, business, and local people by creating a vibrant, well connected, well marketed and well-presented great little city.

We successfully renewed for a third term with the strongest mandate to date in 2017. Prior to COVID the Truro BID team were delivering projects within 4 key project themes detailed below; Events, Environment, Marketing and Business.

A flavour of the projects delivered by Truro BID during the past 10 years include:

  • the annual city centre Christmas lighting scheme with a supporting 6 week programme of festive events.
  • annual marketing campaigns highlighting the cities retail and tourism offer.
  • the City centre signage and wayfinding system.
  • financial contributions to Truro City Council leading to award winning summer floral displays.

Events - Celebrating our City
Environment - The City's Streets
Marketing - Our Great Little City
Business - Supporting the City